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Darnell, Regna. 1998. And along came Boas: Continuity and revolution in Americanist anthropology. (Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science 86). Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins. xviii + 331 pp.
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Book – monograph
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Person as a subject


The advent of Franz Boas on the North American scene irrevocably redirected the course of Americanist anthropology. This volume documents the revolutionary character of the theoretical and methodological standpoint introduced by Boas and his first generation of students, among whom linguist Edward Sapir was among the most distinguished.

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